While most triathletes are in their 20s and 30s, a young competitor says age is just a number.


Triathlons are perfect for showing off just how physically tough you really are. While many participants are in their 20s and 30s, one young competitor says age is just a number when it comes to athleticism.

"I just have fun with it, I enjoy it ," Daniel Todd said.

For some who aren't as athletic, it's hard to find the fun in consecutively swimming 500 meters, biking 10 miles and running a 5K.

But, Todd is a pretty adventurous kid.

"This is my 3rd triathlon," he said.

Daniel started doing triathlons a few years ago and for someone who's a seasoned pro, he's only 12. While the majority of competitors are twice as old and then some.

" I don't have too much pressure on me because I agree upon what everyone says, just have fun," Daniel said.

Daniel starts off at the pool and in just minutes he's already lapped a couple people ahead of him.

"I have to take it easy a lot because if I don't then all my energy goes away," he said.

After that he runs across the parking lot to grab his bike. This part is his favorite.

"The biking, I also love, because of the speed down the hills," Daniel said.

And then, when most would call it quits, he laces up his sneakers and hits the pavement -- running up the stairs and through the streets to the finish line.

Daniel said this is just the start of being an all-star triathlete.

"I just love to be challenged through all the courses that they have," he said.

Daniel came in 2nd in his age group, which consists of 10- to 15-year-olds.

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